Gulf of Carpentaria

Gulf region map with riversHub research in the Gulf of Carpentaria aims to support sustainable development in the region. This includes research to inform water allocation planners and floodplain managers about the potential impacts of changes in flow on fisheries, migratory birds and biodiversity. Rivers that flow into the southern Gulf of Carpentaria are home to high-value ecosystems and support important recreational and commercial fisheries. With increasing development in the region, more information is needed to understand how future water development will impact on the health and productivity of floodplains and coastal areas. Other Hub research across northern Australia, on topics such as environmental monitoring and Indigenous knowledge brokering is also generating information to support development decisions in the Gulf (read more here).   You may also be interested in our projects conducting research across the entire northern Hub region.